A festival of data innovation
running across Scotland

Our fringe programme will run from the 26th of October to the 9th of November and Data Summit will take place at the EICC in Edinburgh on 2 - 3 November 2023. If you'd like to get involved just drop us an email!

DataFest showcases Scotland’s leading role in data science and artificial intelligence on the international stage, while offering an unparalleled networking platform for local and international talent, industry, academia and data enthusiasts. It is run by The Data Lab – Scotland’s innovation centre for data and artificial intelligence, hosted by the University of Edinburgh.

The 2022 festival was an incredible showcase of data and AI innovation where we welcomed people at the cutting edge of technology from around the world to inspire our audience. Speakers like Hannah Fry, Jim Al-Khalili, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Kevin Murphy (Chief Science Data Officer, NASA), Giovanna Giardino (astronomer, ESA/JWST), and dozens more all took to our three stages to highlight the central role of data and AI in making the world a safer, happier, and more hopeful place.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in DataFest 2023. If you’re interested in partnership opportunities please drop us an email at datafest@thedatalab.com.